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The lightsaber is the name of a fictional weapon that plays a key role in the movies, games and novels that constitute the Star Wars universe. Lightsabers are science fiction versions of their namesake, the saber, but with the metal blade replaced by something resembling a solid bar or cylindrical beam of laser light about one meter long. Lightsabers differ in color (red, blue, green and purple have appeared in the six films, and other colors appear in the Expanded Universe) based upon the specific crystal used in construction. Though they often behave like regular swords, they have been depicted as able to penetrate and cut through most matter with little or no resistance (due to their energy-based nature), and to deflect shots from blasters, the ranged weapons used in the Star Wars franchise. Obi-Wan Kenobi described them as "an elegant weapon from a more civilized age." Image File history File links Emblem-important. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Lightsaber combat describes the fictional fighting styles employed by Jedi and Sith characters in the Star Wars multi-media franchise. ... FicTioNaL is a Gaming Legend. ... For other uses see film (disambiguation) Film refers to the celluliod media on which movies are printed Film — also called movies, the cinema, the silver screen, moving pictures, photoplays, picture shows, flicks, or motion pictures, — is a field that encompasses motion pictures as an art form or as... This article needs a complete rewrite for the reasons listed on the talk page. ... A novel is an extended work of written, narrative, prose fiction, usually in story form; the writer of a novel is a novelist. ... This article is about the series. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... French naval officers sabre of the 19th Century From left to right: two bayonets, a short curved infantry or artillery briquet, a straight infantry officers sabre, and a carbine. ... This article is about metallic materials. ... A blade is the flat part of a tool or weapon that normally has a cutting edge and/or pointed end typically made of a metal, most recently, steel intentionally used to cut, stab, slice, throw, thrust, or strike an animate or inainimate object. ... Expanded Universe material (e. ... Swiss longsword, 15th or 16th century Look up Sword in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The term penetration can mean several things: In business, penetration is often short for market penetration, the degree to which a product or service is known and/or used among potential customers. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into List of Star Wars weapons. ... A period illustration of the Battle of Crécy. ... Obi-Wan Kenobi is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. ...

An assortment of lightsaber hilts

The lightsaber first appeared in the film Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (1977). At first, the effect was created by a handle with a motorized spinning reflector and pointing high-intensity light in their direction. The outcome was not satisfying, so in post-production the effect was augmented through rotoscoping. For episodes V and VI the use of reflective tape was abandoned and the effect was achieved by rotoscoping rods made of aluminum and later carbon fiber rods. For the prequel trilogy, the effect was created using computer animation. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 468 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (800 × 1024 pixel, file size: 105 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Collected variation of lightsaber hilts I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 468 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (800 × 1024 pixel, file size: 105 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Collected variation of lightsaber hilts I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... This movie poster for Star Wars depicts many of the films important elements, such as Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, X-Wing and Y-Wing fighters Star Wars, retitled Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope in 1981 (see note at Title,) is the original (and in chronological... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... Post production is the general term for the last stage of film production in which photographed scenes (also called footage) are put together into a complete film. ... Rotoscoping is an animation technique in which animators trace over live-action film movement, frame by frame, for use in animated films. ... Movie poster Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back is the sequel to the first released Star Wars movie, and the second film released in the original trilogy. ... Movie poster Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, is a science fiction film that debuted in 1983, and re-released with changes in 1997 and 2004. ... Carbon fiber composite is a strong, light and very expensive material. ... A prequel is a work that portrays events which include the structure, conventions, and/or characters of a previously completed narrative, but occur at an earlier time. ... A trilogy is a set of three works of art, usually literature or film, that are connected and can be seen as a single work, as well as three individual ones. ... Computer animation is the art of creating moving images via the use of computers. ...

Fighting with lightsabers. (Count Dooku vs.Yoda)

Within the fiction of Star Wars, the lightsaber "blade" is made by a very tight loop of highly focused energy, possibly a loop of plasma contained in a strong magnetic or other field which compresses the circular loop so much that it looks like a cylindrical bar. When deactivated, a lightsaber appears as a polished metallic handle, about 30 centimeters long, with an ignition button. Lightsabers have a distinctive hum when active. File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ...


To carry a lightsaber is a reflection of confidence, dexterity, and attunement to the Force. Although use of the lightsaber is not strictly reserved to Jedi (see General Grievous), the only others widely known of being capable of handling the difficult weapon are the Sith: Darth Maul, Darth Tyranus (Count Dooku), Darth Vader and Darth Sidious (Palpatine), as well as other Sith characters in the Expanded Universe. The Force is a binding, ubiquitous power that is the object of the Jedi and Sith monastic orders in the Star Wars universe. ... Jedi Knights and Jedi Knight redirect here. ... General Grievous is a fictional character from the Star Wars universe. ... Within the Star Wars universe, the term Sith is used to describe two separate but related groups. ...

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Colours

In the original film trilogy lightsaber blades were blue, green, or red. The various Expanded Universe (EU) sources, action figures and the prequel films introduced a new colour, purple, which is now canon to the series. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... An action figure is a posable plastic figurine of an action hero, superhero or a character from a movie or television program. ...


Red is usually associated with the Sith whereas blue and green colours are usually associated with the Jedi. Silver and violet are sometimes associated with Gray Jedi, technically non-Jedi Force users that stay in the middle and are neither darkside nor lightside. Orange, cyan, pink, white, gold, yellow (apart from in the game Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic), and viridian typically do not represent either side, and have been seen used by both. However, the Expanded Universe establishes no direct relationship between a lightsaber's blade's colour and its user's affiliation. For example, in the computer game Jedi Knight the Dark Jedi Sariss used a blue lightsaber while her erstwhile ally Yun used a yellow blade. Also, in the "Corellian Trilogy" Luke creates a lightsaber for Leia that is red, although in the "Heir to the Empire" trilogy by Timothy Zahn, Luke builds a lightsaber with a green blade for her, and Mace Windu, a Jedi master from the films has a purple blade. Gray Jedi is an obscure term that refers to Force Users who have left either the Jedi Order or the Sith and do not believe in a strict division between the light and dark sides of the Force. ... Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (KotOR) is an RPG video game originally for the Microsoft Xbox and later for PCs running Microsoft Windows. ... Viridian is a blue-green pigment, a hydrated chromium(III) oxide, of medium saturation and relatively dark in value. ... This article is about the British magazine covering computer and video games. ... This article is about minor villains in the fictional Star Wars universe. ... Timothy Zahn (born September 1, 1951) is a science fiction novelist. ... Windu redirects here. ... Jedi Knights and Jedi Knight redirect here. ...


The colour of a lightsaber blade depends on the crystals used to focus it and its filter. According to Knights of the Old Republic games, blue-bladed lightsabers are most often associated with Jedi Guardians (Jedi who focus more on swordplay and prefer action to words); green-bladed lightsabers are generally associated with Jedi Consulars (Jedi who focus more on the Force and its abilities); yellow-bladed lightsabers are usually associated with Jedi Sentinels (a balance between the two); and red-bladed lightsabers are almost always associated with the Sith and Dark Jedi. The reason for this is said to be that the Sith cannot get the same crystals as the Jedi and must use synthesized ones that come out red.


Mace Windu

Mace Windu's violet-coloured lightsaber in the movie was coloured differently because Samuel L. Jackson asked for it in Episode II. In the expanded universe, violet, being a mix of red and blue, shows the mastery of a lightsaber form known as Vaapad or form VII and the light side of the Force which allows Windu to use his fighting style and Force powers dangerously close to the Dark Side without being tainted. Windu met with great controversy over his choice of crystal, as it was a colour often associated with the Sith. Due to the great difficulty involved in attaining such a rare type of crystal, it is also said that a violet crystal is a choice only the most skilled masters in lightsaber combat can make, which might also explain his unusual blade colour. Usually the lightsaber crystal will call out to its chosen master during the trials to become a Jedi when the Padawan travels to Ilum or Adega. Windu redirects here. ... “Samuel Jackson” redirects here. ... Hawaiian State Grappling Championships. ... In the fictional Star Wars universe, Force powers are the manifestations of a Jedi/Siths connection with the Force. ... Spoiler warning: // Had Abbadon Had Abbadon is a world with six moons that is inhabited by humans. ... // Aargau is one of the Deep Core Worlds, and is the headquarters of the Bank of Aargau, which is owned by the Confederacy of Independent Systems ally, the InterGalactic Banking Clan. ...


Prior to the Battle of Ruusan, Jedi used lightsabers in a vast array of colours. Afterwards, Jedi relied on more common Ilum crystals such as blue and green. During his Knight Trials, Mace Windu braved the rock-encrusted world of Hurikane on the orders of his Jedi Master to obtain his lightsaber crystal. He encountered the planet's natives and, in a moment of panic, accidentally threw them over a cliff. Realizing his mistake, the young Padawan saved the native, reconstructing the alien's rocky body by will of the Force. It was from this mission that Mace Windu was given the rare crystals as a gift. In the New Jedi Order era, Jedi had a wide array of colours such as orange, yellow, green, blue, violet, and cyan. Combatants Army of Light (Galactic Republic, Jedi) Brotherhood of Darkness (Sith) Commanders Lord Hoth Lord Farfalla General Kiel Charny Lord Kaan Darth Bane Lady Githany Strength Jedi Masters Jedi Knights Padawans Republic Troops Sith Lords Sith Acolytes and Cultists Dark Jedi Casualties All Jedi except for Lord Farfalla and his... The characters from The New Jedi Order series, based on NJO book covers. ...


The Sith

The Sith "synthetic" crystals were usually created by the will of the Sith, as by Darth Maul in the book Shadow Hunter. (Note: not all red crystals are synthetic, in Knights of the Old Republic, there is a crystal cave on Dantooine where red crystals are found by breaking alien eggs and "snuffing out innocent life inside.") The synthetic red crystals favoured by the Sith can create a somewhat more powerful blade than blue or green crystals but are generally not as pure because of their artificial nature and can thus be undesirable as the focus of a lightsaber. The Sith apparently had a large supply of red crystals and also favored red as a symbol for passion. It was not uncommon for the Sith Lords to supply their learners with the synthesized red crystals. However, Exar Kun used a blue double-bladed lightsaber in the Sith War; likewise, Darth Vader began his career with a blue-bladed saber, eventually taken from him by Obi-Wan Kenobi and passed to his son Luke. (Vader might have done this simply because the saber constructed during his Jedi tenure was the only one on hand but in the video game Revenge of the Sith, it is revealed that Palpatine gave him the red lightsaber after the battle with Obi-Wan. If Anakin had won the fight, Palpatine would have given Anakin the new lightsaber anyway. Certainly the saber he uses in Episode IV is red.) Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (KotOR) is an RPG video game originally for the Microsoft Xbox and later for PCs running Microsoft Windows. ... Exar Kun, Dark Lord of the Sith is a fictional character in the Star Wars Expanded Universe. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... This movie poster for Star Wars depicts many of the films important elements, such as Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, X-Wing and Y-Wing fighters Star Wars, retitled Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope in 1981 (see note at Title,) is the original (and in chronological...


In Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire, Luke Skywalker constructed his lightsaber using instructions hidden in Obi-Wan Kenobi's abandoned hut on Tatooine. Instead of using natural crystals, however, he synthetically created the focusing gems within a compact molecular furnace, also found inside Kenobi's home. While the intense heat of the kiln molded the base materials that Luke had placed inside, he channeled his Force energies through them, which in turn shaped and modified their internal properties. With this process, a completely functional lightsaber crystal can be created. In the Young Jedi Knights novel "Lightsabers", his niece Jaina Solo created her violet lightsaber crystals in a similar manner. Darth Maul was known to have created his double-bladed lightsaber in much the same way, but with one major difference: during the forming of the crystals within the furnace, the Sith focused all of his blinding rage, aggression, and malice into the gems. This leads to the belief that it may be possible to mold the alignment of the completed crystal itself through this process. Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire was a multimedia project created by Lucasfilm in 1996. ... Obi-Wan Kenobi is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. ... In George Lucass Star Wars saga, Tatooine is the home planet of the Skywalker family and Ben Kenobi, the setting for much of the action in the sagas films (as well as several of the novels and other pieces of written fiction) and one of the most iconic... Darth Maul is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. ...


During the initial editing of Return of the Jedi, Luke's new lightsaber was blue, and appears so in an early trailer. However, it was difficult to see against the blue desert sky, and the decision was made to change it to green. Movie poster Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, is a science fiction film that debuted in 1983, and re-released with changes in 1997 and 2004. ...


Types

Triggersaber

The triggersaber is a variation of the shortsaber which, in summary, is a shortsaber that has had its activation panel replaced by a dead-man's trigger (de-activates when released) and generally has as a safety switch. Its handle size, even in comparison to the shortsaber, is remarkably small because its focusing crystals are in a fixed position and therefore need no room to move. This causes the blade to jump immediately to its full length once activated, unlike its brethren that must focus into their length (hence the term "focusing crystals"). The safety switch can be applied when the blade is activated, but this defeats the purpose of using the triggersaber at all. Those who have mastered the triggersaber have been able to use its advantages to quickly dispose of their opponents by first attacking, then quickly de-activating and reactivating the blade as it crosses their competitor's lightsaber, easily bypassing their defenses.


Dual-phase

The "dual-phase lightsaber" is any lightsaber constructed to operate at two different blade lengths. Historically, these complex blades were constructed mostly by ancient Jedi and Sith in their many heated wars; the surprise advantage of a blade which could shoot forth up to approximately one meter in length, was worth the additional difficulty of constructing a lightsaber with several focusing gems and outweighed the fact that a lengthy blade was often inferior from a pure fencing perspective. Darth Vader's lightsaber is an example of this, as he has buttons on his hilt allowing him to change the blade length at will. Similarly, in Splinter of the Mind's Eye, Luke Skywalker adjusts the controls of his saber to produce a short, pencil-thin blade, which he uses to cut through the bolt of a door lock. Corran Horn, a Jedi Knight of the New Jedi Order, also used one of these, which he created using the help of the spirit of Exar Kun, Gantoris, and Nejaa Halcyon; however he tended to keep the shorter blade ignited. The weapon originally had three settings, however, one of the focusing crystals was destroyed soon after the weapon's manufacture. After that, the weapon only had two settings—standard and extended, with no fine control over the lengths of either. It is possible for dual-phase lightsabers to extend blade length to surprising measurements, possibly two meters, creating a lance-like effect. However, when using such a weapon in the cramped corridors of a starship, the potential of accidentally carving into the hull when deflected, causing explosive decompression, makes such a weapon impractical. Darth Vader is the central character in the Star Wars universe. ... The original paperback cover. ... Corran Horn (b. ... Exar Kun, Dark Lord of the Sith is a fictional character in the Star Wars Expanded Universe. ... This article is about fictional Jedi characters that appeared in the Post-Return of the Jedi Expanded Universe and were part of Luke Skywalkers New Jedi Order. ... Explosive decompression (ED) is a sudden drop in pressure that occurs in 0. ...


This type of lightsaber can be achieved by any lightsaber with two or more actively used crystals in the energy loop, or it can be a property granted by a special functioning of the power cell. Its most basic manifestation within the weapon is the ability to alter the length of the beam or cutting section[citation needed]. Anakin Skywalker's lightsaber is dual-phase capable, for example. Corran Horn's is a special case, in that the crystal is mechanically swapped for another, which yielded a longer blade. It is entirely possible that external control dials alter the distance and/or alignment between the internal crystals, thereby changing the blade's properties. Most lightsabers have a length setting, however, which may suggest that Dual-phase Lightsabers can be switched much faster than normal sabers. A power cell is a more powerful science fiction version of a power-supply battery. ... Anakin Skywalker is the central character in the Star Wars franchise. ...


Short

There are also variant lightsabers with shorter handles and blades (known as short lightsabers or lightdaggers or shotos) that can be wielded as offhand (weaker hand) secondary weapons. These are for Jedi who fight with two lightsabers for the dual-bladed lightsaber combat style Jar'Kai, which is used by Ancient Jedi Master Kavar and fallen Jedi Sora Bulq. It also was used as the primary lightsaber of a small Jedi like Yoda, Yaddle or (presumably) Even Piell.The Sith Freedon Nadd also had possession of a short lightsaber. This technique was possibly inspired by the Japanese art of Hyoho Niten Ichi-ryu or European sword and dagger fencing. Luke Skywalker built a shortened lightsaber which he called a shoto, for the specific purpose of defending against a lightwhip. His wife, Mara, also made one when they went hunting for Lumiya during the attempted coup at Hapes. Lightsaber combat describes the fictional fighting styles employed by Jedi and Sith characters in the Star Wars multi-media franchise. ... This article or section should include material from Jedi Sentinel —The Jedi Code — Obi-Wan Kenobi The Jedi Knights are a fictional brotherhood and organization from the Star Wars series of films by George Lucas. ... Yoda is a fictional character from the Star Wars universe, who appears in all of the franchises films except for Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. ... Yaddle (509 BBY-25 BBY) is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. ... The following is a list of fictional Star Wars Jedi characters who attained a rank of Jedi Master. ... Hyōhō Niten Ichi-ryÅ« is a style of classical Japanese swordsmanship conceived by the legendary warrior Miyamoto Musashi. ...


Double-bladed

The double-bladed lightsaber, saberstaff, doublesaber, sith lightsaber, battlestaff, staff saber or lightstaff, is a variant in which the handle is about twice the length of a standard lightsaber and has two beam emitters; one at each end. The beams can be activated and deactivated independently, allowing for much versatility. This variant was invented by the Dark Lord of the Sith Exar Kun nearly four thousand years before the Battle of Yavin. Kun was able to carefully adjust its length, from half a meter to one and a half meters (1.5 to 5 feet), as well as its intensity, allowing the blades' power to vary from that of a deadly blade to an intangible, harmless beam of light. Asajj Ventress, a fallen Jedi, used two red lightsabers with curved hilts, each similar to Darth Tyranus' (Count Dooku's) lightsaber. They were designed so that she could connect the two ends to form a double-bladed saber, with an "S" shaped hilt. Dark Lord of the Sith is a fictional title created by George Lucas for his Star Wars universe. ... Exar Kun, Dark Lord of the Sith is a fictional character in the Star Wars Expanded Universe. ... Combatants Galactic Empire Rebel Alliance Commanders Grand Moff Tarkin † Darth Vader Admiral Motti † General Tagge Chief Bast General Dodonna General Willard Garven Dreis (Red Leader)† John Vander (Gold Leader)† Admiral Ackbar (Supreme Commander of the Rebel Alliance Fleet) Strength TIE Fighters Darth Vaders TIE Advanced Death Star heavy, medium... The items in the Metroid series are the driving force behind its gameplay. ... Asajj Ventress is a fictional character from the Star Wars Expanded Universe. ...


Besides Exar Kun, notable wielders of this weapon include Zez-Kai Ell, Jorak Uln, Uthar Wynn, Darth Bandon, Bastila Shan, Kas'im, Darth Zannah, Darth Maul, Komari Vosa, Asajj Ventress, Jastus Farr, Azrakel, Sachi Bopin, and Shado Vao. Exar Kun, Dark Lord of the Sith is a fictional character in the Star Wars Expanded Universe. ... Jorak Uln is a fictional character from the Star Wars Expanded Universe; thus far, he has only appeared in Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. ... This list is about minor Sith characters (both Dark Lords of the Sith and regular Sith Lords) from the fictional Star Wars universe. ... This list is about minor Sith characters (both Dark Lords of the Sith and regular Sith Lords) from the fictional Star Wars universe. ... Bastila Shan is a fictional character from the 2003 video game Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. ... This list is about minor Sith characters (both Dark Lords of the Sith and regular Sith Lords) from the fictional Star Wars universe. ... Darth Maul is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. ... Asajj Ventress is a fictional character from the Star Wars Expanded Universe. ... Shado Vao, a blue twilek, is a fictional character in the expanded Star Wars universe. ...


Despite the strength of the double-bladed lightsaber, the long size of the handle itself seems to be a weakness in battle against another lightsaber-wielding foe; it was cut in half (Although it should be noted that once cut in half at least one of the blades was still functional and took up the role of a normal lightsaber) when Darth Maul used it in the duel with Obi-Wan Kenobi and Qui-Gon Jinn in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. One was also cut in half in the Dark Horse comic book Star Wars: Resurrection, when the resurrected Lord Maul dueled Darth Vader for the apprenticeship of Darth Sidious. Also, the Double-bladed lightsaber was used by the Jedi Brutes, blue on both ends, green on both ends, or both, one color on each, in the Revenge of the Sith Video Game. Darth Maul is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. ... Obi-Wan Kenobi is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. ... Qui-Gon Jinn is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe, portrayed by Liam Neeson in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. ... Film poster for Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace is a 1999 film by George Lucas starring Liam Neeson, Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, and Jake Lloyd. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A comic book is a magazine or book containing the art form of comics. ... Darth Sidious, Dark Lord of the Sith, who often contacts his minions via hologram. ...


Electrum

The electrum lightsaber is simply a lightsaber with a hilt forged from electrum. Mace Windu's lightsaber in Episode II and III is an example; Sidious's lightsaber is also similar. In the Jedi Order, only council members are allowed to have an electrum-covered lightsaber.[1] Electrum coin of the Byzantine Emperor Alexius I Comnenus. ...


Linksaber

Linksabers apparently have a bond between them, which allows for use similar to nunchaku. This weapon exists as Asajj Ventress' weapon in the patch for the Xbox version of Star Wars: Battlefront II. For Nintendos Wii Remote Nunchuk attachment, see Nunchuk. ... Asajj Ventress is a fictional character from the Star Wars Expanded Universe. ...


Lightwhip

A lightwhip was previously invented by the New Sith Githany and later used by Lumiya. It was a lightsaber crafted out of Kaiburr crystal and Mandalorian iron but with the ability to flex and move like a leather whip. Unlike a regular lightsaber that creates a 'blade' from a highly focused arc of energy, the lightwhip works by sending a highly focused electrical current through metallic strands. This weapon is closer to an "electrowhip" but is referred to as "lightwhip" due to it creating a charge energy aura around the strands making it very similar to a lightsaber blade. One was built by Obi-Wan Kenobi, who designed it from a whip he had seen a bounty hunter use (in the Jedi Apprentice series of Star Wars books). It was used by the Nautolan Jedi Kit Fisto and Obi-Wan during their mission on Ord Cestus. In the PC game Forces of Corruption by Lucasarts entertainment, the Nightsister Silri also carries a lightwhip. The lightwhip makes an appearance in the fourth issue of the Dark Horse graphic novel series Star Wars: Legacy. It is used by the Sith Lord Darth Maleval. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... In the fictional Star Wars Expanded Universe, Shira Elan Colla Brie (a. ... The following is a list of substances, including food and drugs, found in the fictional series Star Wars. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Iron (disambiguation). ... For people named Leather, see Leather (surname). ... For other uses, see Whip (disambiguation). ... Electric current is the flow (movement) of electric charge. ... For other uses, see Bounty hunter (disambiguation). ... Kit Fisto is a Jedi master from the Star Wars universe, who was portrayed in the films Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith, as well as the Animated series Clone Wars. ... // Obroa-Skai is the home of the oldest and most extensive neutral knowledge archive in the galaxy. ... For information on interactive gaming in general, see video game. ... LucasArts is an American video game developer and publisher. ... Within the Star Wars universe, the term Sith is used to describe two separate but related groups. ... Darth Maleval is a fictional character in the Star Wars Expanded Universe graphic novel series titled Star Wars: Legacy. ...


Outside of the Star Wars universe, a weapon similar to a lightwhip is used by Samus Aran when she is no longer encased in her protective suit ("Zero Suit Samus") in the Wii video game Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Samus Aran ), is the fictional protagonist of the Metroid video game series. ... The Wii (pronounced as the pronoun we, IPA: ) is the fifth home video game console released by Nintendo. ... Super Smash Bros. ...


Y-saber

Used by Jedi Master Roblio Darté, in the battle of Parcelus Minor. (In the Star Wars Clone Wars comic book, volume 5.) It looks like a normal light saber with an added 4-inch blade. The smaller blade comes off the side of the top of the hilt, creating a shape which suggests the letter Y.


Hilt styles

As well as there being a variety of lightsaber blade colors, there are also many different styles for the hilt. Jedi must fashion their own sabers so there is no uniform look to the hilt. Jedi students building lightsabers are usually told that their lightsaber should reflect them or what is important to them. Many apprentices will model their lightsabers in a style similar to their master's as a sign of respect. Training sabers are usually of one or two different hilt styles, as evidenced in Attack of the Clones. Some Jedi, when replacing their old lightsaber hilt due to loss, damage, or destruction (i.e. Obi-Wan lost his first lightsaber in his duel with Darth Maul; one of Anakin's lightsabers was chopped in half while he was attempting to free himself from the assembly line in the Droid Foundry on Geonosis), will create an identical one (like Obi-Wan's second saber in Ep. II.). Others have many additional unique and interesting styles of lightsaber, such as Count Dooku's curved "pistol grip" lightsaber hilt. Many Jedi will make their own hilt out of various machined or found parts, such as the case of Corran Horn building a lightsaber out of a wrecked speeder bike throttle assembly in I, Jedi. Or in the Young Jedi Knights, Tenel Ka, a female Padawan friend of the Solo children built hers out of a Rancor tooth. At the time of the Old Republic Era, a Wookie Jedi named Tyvokka was known to carry a uniquely crafted lightsaber with a wooden outer casing. Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones is a 2002 science fantasy film directed by George Lucas. ... Corran Horn (b. ... The term speeder bike describes any of a variety of small personal transport vehicles in the fictional Star Wars universe that use repulsorlift engines to hover above the ground and move very rapidly. ... The first book in the Young Jedi Knight series, Heirs of the Force Young Jedi Knights is a Star Wars series by science fiction writer Kevin J. Anderson and his wife Rebecca Moesta. ... Tenel Ka Djo is a fictional character in the Star Wars Expanded Universe. ... The Galactic Republic is the name of the interplanetary government used in the fictional Star Wars universe prior to the establishment of the Galactic Empire. ...


Use and construction

Forms of lightsaber combat

See also: Lightsaber combat#The seven forms of lightsaber combat

Lightsaber forms are characteristic styles of lightsaber use in battle. Unlike real-world martial arts forms, which are primarily training routines, lightsaber forms are more akin to different theories and methods of fencing. There are seven named forms described so far: Lightsaber combat describes the fictional fighting styles employed by Jedi and Sith characters in the Star Wars multi-media franchise. ...

  • Form I Shii-Cho - The basic and most simplistic form, first form taught to younglings. Known users are Stass Allie and Kit Fisto. Being the first form learned, almost all Jedi and Sith use some aspect of Shii-Cho in their dueling.
  • Form II Makashi - Most advantageous in lightsaber against lightsaber dueling. Elegant, effective and deadly. Few Jedi use it because of the relative rarity of this type of combat. Known users are: Count Dooku/Darth Tyranus, Ki Adi Mundi (possibly) Shaak Ti.
  • Form III Soresu - Form which strongly emphasizes on defense and blaster fire deflection. Used by Jedi beset by multiple blaster-wielding opponents to defend themselves from incoming fire. Known users are: Obi-Wan Kenobi (Episodes II, III, and IV), Barriss Offee, and Luminara Unduli.
  • Form IV Ataru - Acrobatic form, emphasizing agility. This technique mainly involves the Force to perform some of the maneuvers. Relatively aggressive and tends to open defense. Known users are: Master Yoda, Qui-Gon Jinn, Aayla Secura and Obi-Wan Kenobi (Episode I).
  • Form V Shien / Djem So - Takes some of the defensive powers from Form III and channels them to offensive powers. Form V users can use the lightsaber to deflect blaster bolts back at attackers. Known users are: Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, Darth Bane, and possibly Cin Drallig.
  • Form VI Niman - Diplomatic form, used by many Jedi in the period when Chancellor Palpatine was in power. Very well rounded, but does not excel anywhere. Note that all Jedi who practiced Niman in the Battle of Geonosis were killed. Often used as a basis for dual lightsaber styles. Known user is Coleman Trebor.
  • Form VII Juyo/Vapaad - Dubbed the Way of the Vornskr or The Ferocity Form, Juyo, a term from High Galactic, was originally considered an incomplete form for millennia. Generally viewed as undeveloped and rarely used by the Jedi and the Sith, Juyo was not seen as one of the main forms for generations of Jedi. Jedi Master Mace Windu completed Form VII when he developed the form of lightsaber combat known as Vaapad, named after a creature from Sarapin which moved with incredible speed. It was considered the most powerful form, but because of the intensity involved, it was thought dangerous because it bordered on the Dark Side of the Force. Practitioners of standard Juyo include General Grievous, Darth Maul and Kavar.

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According to Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords, there are 11 forms but a Jedi/Sith can only learn 7 of them. This is likely referring to the "Force forms" that you can learn in the game as well.


History

Lightsabers are the principal weapons of the Jedi, but are also used by the Sith. Their use is usually restricted to the Jedi, for several reasons: for non-Jedi, blasters are more effective; it is rare when lightsabers are constructed by someone who is not Force-sensitive. However, lightsabers remain prized by some collectors, and some black market sales do occur. Jedi Knights and Jedi Knight redirect here. ... Within the Star Wars universe, the term Sith is used to describe two separate but related groups. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into List of Star Wars weapons. ... Force-sensitivity is a condition in the fictional Star Wars universe where a life form possesses a natural connection to the Force. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into underground economy. ...


The Jedi who fought in the First Great Schism of 24,500 BBY wielded non-vibrating swords that pre-dated vibroweapons and the resultant dark Jedi who were exiled from the known galaxy had only these weapons when they found their way to Korriban. In the time around 5000 BBY at the conclusion of Marka Ragnos' reign, with the coming of the Great Hyperspace War, the Sith became exposed to lightsaber technology and adopted it for their own use. Concurrent with the Jedi creating the lightsaber was the Sith creating the Sith sword, which proved effective against lightsabers because of the way its alchemically altered metal refracts a lightsaber’s energy. In the subsequent time leading to and from Exar Kun's Sith War, the dark Jedi who proclaimed themselves Sith, followers of the dark side, came to preferring the lightsaber as their mainstay weapon over the archaic Sith sword.[2] Fans of the fictional Star Wars universe keep track of the dates of key events with a dating system (or calendar) centered around the Battle of Yavin featured in Star Wars: A New Hope. ... Mission Vao holding a vibroblade in Knights of the Old Republic. ... Korriban is a fictional planet in the Star Wars universe, the sole planet in the Horuset system, located across the galaxy from Koros Minor. ... Fans of the fictional Star Wars universe keep track of the dates of key events with a dating system (or calendar) centered around the Battle of Yavin featured in Star Wars: A New Hope. ... Marka Ragnos is a fictional character in the Star Wars Expanded Universe. ... Tales of the Jedi is a series of comic books that are part of the Expanded Universe of Star Wars. ...


Lightsaber technology was developed over thousands of years. The first lightsaber models, used thousands of years BBY, had to be connected to an external power source since a power source small enough to fit in a saber's hilt had not yet been discovered. Power sources often consisted of a power pack worn on the back and connected to the lightsaber's hilt by a power cord. Some of these sabers also had flat blades, resembling a broadsword, but these would presumably be useless against blasters. The technology was vastly improved as smaller, lighter power sources were discovered and implemented. Fans of the fictional Star Wars universe keep track of the dates of key events with a dating system (or calendar) centered around the Battle of Yavin featured in Star Wars: A New Hope. ... A battery pack is a set of any number of (preferably) identical batteries or individual battery cells. ... A power cord or mains cable is a cable that temporarily connects an electrical appliance to an electrical power source. ... The term broadsword is used to refer to different types of swords, across many cultures and time periods. ...


Typically, Jedi are given (training) lightsabers on the first day of training. Jedi Masters emphasize that the lightsaber is a measure of progress for an apprentice because lightsaber techniques take great skill and concentration. To construct his own lightsaber is considered the final test for a Jedi padawan before his Jedi Trials. The construction traditionally takes place in a cave on Ilum, though other circumstances may prevent this, and lightsabers can be crafted anywhere as long as the proper tools and components are present. Some Jedi claim to fall into a meditative trance, where their vision helps determine what the results of their construction are. Others simply follow a more ceremonial approach that fully emphasizes the individual's completeness. Corran Horn described several changes within himself as he crafted his lightsaber, coming to terms with his past, his present, and his future. This article or section should include material from Jedi Sentinel —The Jedi Code — Obi-Wan Kenobi The Jedi Knights are a fictional brotherhood and organization from the Star Wars series of films by George Lucas. ... The Jedi Knights are a fictional monastic organization from the Star Wars series of films by George Lucas. ... Spoiler warning: // Had Abbadon Had Abbadon is a world with six moons that is inhabited by humans. ... Corran Horn (b. ...

Luminara Unduli
The crystal is the heart of the blade.
The heart is the crystal of the Jedi.
The Jedi is the crystal of the Force.
The Force is the blade of the heart.
All are intertwined:
The crystal, The blade, The Jedi.
You are one.

When younglings begin their training at the Jedi Temple, they are issued lightsabers set on a low power setting so as to prevent unnecessary injury or fatality due to awkwardness when first learning how to wield the dangerous weapon. These weapons are not capable of cutting through matter, but will deliver a burn or "stun" sensation nasty enough to make for an effective deterrent. After an initiate has been accepted to train under a master, he or she must construct his or her first lightsaber. Padawans usually base their lightsaber designs on their masters' lightsabers; Obi-Wan Kenobi constructed his lightsaber from The Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones with similarities to that of Qui-Gon Jinn and his friend Quinlan Vos. Luke Skywalker's lightsaber from A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back is the lightsaber his father used in Revenge of the Sith. It was taken away from Anakin Skywalker, after his near fatal battle with Obi-Wan Kenobi, and given to Luke, while Luke's lightsaber from Return of the Jedi closely resembles that of Obi-Wan Kenobi's final lightsaber. Luminara Unduli is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe who appeared in Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith. ... A youngling is a word that describes a young person, animal, or plant. ... The Jedi Temple is a building in the fictional Star Wars universe. ... A deadly weapon, sometimes dangerous weapon, is a statutory definition listing certain items which can inflict mortal or great bodily harm. ... Obi-Wan Kenobi is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. ... Film poster for Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace is a 1999 film by George Lucas starring Liam Neeson, Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, and Jake Lloyd. ... Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones is a 2002 science fantasy film directed by George Lucas. ... Qui-Gon Jinn is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe, portrayed by Liam Neeson in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. ... Quinlan Vos is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. ... Luke Skywalker is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe, portrayed by Mark Hamill in the films Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, and Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. ... This movie poster for Star Wars depicts many of the films important elements, such as Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, X-Wing and Y-Wing fighters Star Wars, retitled Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope in 1981 (see note at Title,) is the original (and in chronological... Movie poster Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back is the sequel to the first released Star Wars movie, and the second film released in the original trilogy. ... Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith is the third episode of the Star Wars film series (but the sixth film to be produced), to be released on Thursday, May 19, 2005. ... Anakin Skywalker is the central character in the Star Wars franchise. ... Movie poster Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, is a science fiction film that debuted in 1983, and re-released with changes in 1997 and 2004. ...


Blade characteristics

The standard blade for a human or human-sized wielder appears to be one meter (3.28 feet) long or slightly longer, with a diameter of approximately 20-25 millimeters (0.75-1 inches). However, these numbers may vary depending on the wielder's own size and preferences. The blade itself holds no weight at all, requiring keen senses to keep in mind its positioning to avoid personal injury. Image File history File links Emblem-important. ...


The blade is rounded, sometimes with a pointed tip, and capable of instantly burning human flesh into a carbonized mass and melting high density alloys within seconds. However, when piercing tip-first through denser materials, a greater degree of physical effort is required to guide the blade, as seen in Episode 1: The Phantom Menace, when Qui-Gon Jinn forces his blade through the blast door of the Trade Federation vessel. Due to Lucas' desire to make Star Wars a more family oriented film, lightsaber strikes instantly cauterize wounds, thus eliminating bleeding after a lightsaber wound; however in some cases in the Expanded Universe, a limited amount of blood flow does occur. In the original trilogy blood can also be seen in A New Hope when Obi-Wan cuts off Ponda Baba's arm, and in Empire Strikes Back when Luke cuts off a wampa's arm thus displaying the original intent Lucas had concerning damage induced by a lightsaber. In Phantom Menace when Obi-Wan severs Darth Maul, a flash of red appears during the cut, this is meant to be a mild display of blood. The blade does not radiate any heat (although there is some confusion about this in the EU) and only loses energy when it cuts through something. The idea behind blood and lightsabers is that a strike to smaller areas of the body, or prolonged exposure to a part will cauterize a wound, however quickly cutting off a limb or large extremity will allow the presence of blood. Lightsabers work in the rain but let off steam when doing so, as seen by Obi-Wan Kenobi's use of his lightsaber in the rain on Kamino in Attack of the Clones, the Yavin section of Jedi Knight II and in Anakin's battle with Asajj Ventress on Yavin. An alloy is a combination, either in solution or compound, of two or more elements, at least one of which is a metal, and where the resultant material has metallic properties. ... The Trade Federation is a fictional organization that exists in the Star Wars universe at the time of the Galactic Republic. ... Blood flow is the flow of blood in the cardiovascular system. ... This movie poster for Star Wars depicts many of the films important elements, such as Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, X-Wing and Y-Wing fighters Star Wars, retitled Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope in 1981 (see note at Title,) is the original (and in chronological... Movie poster Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back is the sequel to the first released Star Wars movie, and the second film released in the original trilogy. ... Film poster for Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace is a 1999 film by George Lucas starring Liam Neeson, Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, and Jake Lloyd. ... —Obi-wan Kenobi Kamino is a world in the fictional Star Wars universe. ...


A lightsaber is a difficult weapon to master, mainly because there is very little weight or substance to the blade, making it almost seem unbalanced. The ability to use The Force make this much easier because one can feel the presence of the blade through The Force. Attempting to use it as one would use a sword will result in uncontrollable swings that are just as likely to damage the wielder as the opponent. Using one effectively requires precise measurement of force with no overswing. Soara Antana, a Jedi Master swordsmanship instructor during the Star Wars: Jedi Apprentice series, tells students that they must use a lightsaber "like a feather, not a stick."


In the Expanded Universe, the cutting area of a lightsaber is portrayed as being only a few micrometres wide, with all of the rest being coronal discharge, as is illustrated in "Dark Force Rising". In electricity, a corona discharge is an electrical discharge brought on by the ionization of a fluid surrounding a conductor, which occurs when the potential gradient exceeds a certain value, in situations where sparking (also known as arcing) is not favoured. ...


Non-Force users

Although the lightsaber was used primarily by the Jedi and Sith Force users, several non-Force users were known to have used a lightsaber:

  • In the Star Wars: Droids animated series, Thall Joben once used a green lightsaber, as he explained to his droid C-3PO that he once did some work for someone who owned a speeder but they left the speeder with him and never reclaimed it; the lightsaber was one of the things left in the speeder by the person. It is unknown if this customer of Thall's was actually a Jedi or was simply someone who discovered a deceased Jedi or a Sith and took the lightsaber from them.
  • In Splinter of the Mind's Eye, Leia Organa used Luke Skywalker's lightsaber in a nearly fatal attempt to hold off Darth Vader. This was before she had any training in use of the Force or lightsabers, and it showed. Only the sacrifice of the Yuzzim Hin and Vader's own overconfidence prevented her untimely demise.
  • In A New Hope, Luke Skywalker manages to activate his father's lightsaber immediately after receiving it from Obi-Wan Kenobi, despite having had no Force-training at that time.
  • In The Empire Strikes Back, Han Solo used Luke Skywalker's (formerly Anakin Skywalker's) lightsaber after he rescued Luke from a snowstorm on Hoth. Solo used the lightsaber to slice open the body of a dead Tauntaun, whose insides he then used to keep Luke warm while he constructed a proper shelter for both of them.
  • Mara Jade's lightsaber was also used by Han to chop down Killiks shortly before the Swarm War. When he briefly lost it, Tarfang, an Ewok smuggler, viciously wielded the lightsaber to dice up Killiks to great effect.
  • Han Solo used Leia Organa Solo's Lightsaber in Heir to the Empire to cut into a YT-1300 light freighter that was posing as the Millennium Falcon on Bpfassh.
  • Anja Gallandro, daughter of the deceased bounty hunter Gallandro, wielded an acid-yellow lightsaber of particularly ancient make in service to the Black Sun figure known as Czethros.
  • Darca Nyl, an ex-mercenary, used the green lightsaber of a dead Jedi during his pursuit of Lycan. Though he rarely used it in battle, it often gave him the advantage of being able to pass for a true Jedi. It was destroyed along with Lycan in a trap laid by Darca in a Force-sensitive cave on Molavar.
  • Suvam Tan the eccentric Rodian inventor was such a mechanical genius that he managed to construct his own lightsaber from scratch despite not having any Force sensitivity. It is unknown whether Suvam was actually able to use his lightsaber.
  • General Grievous is probably the most famous non-Force-sensitive user of lightsabers. He used lightsabers during the Clone Wars, all of which were taken from Jedi he had either killed or defeated in battle, except for Jedi Master Sifo-Dyas' lightsaber, which was a gift from Count Dooku.
  • Boba Fett has been shown wielding a lightsaber in the Expanded Universe, most notably against Darth Vader. Vader was so impressed by Fett's skill that Vader then commissioned him to track down Han Solo.
  • Jaden Korr constructed a lightsaber before he had any training in the use of the Force; it was never stated how, although he was a very talented and force sensitive.
  • In the Tapani Sector of the Galaxy, a subculture of saber rakes developed who fought duels with a lightsaber-like weapon called a lightfoil.

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Lightsaber effects in the films

The original film prop hilts were constructed from old camera-flash battery packs and other pieces of hardware. The 'switched-on' sword props were designed with the intention of creating an 'in-camera' glowing effect. The 'blade' was three-sided and coated with a retroreflector array—the same sort used for highway signs. A lamp was positioned to the side of the taking camera and reflected towards the subject through 45-degree angled glass so that the sword would appear to glow from the camera's point-of-view. A motor in the hilt caused the blade to spin so that a reflective surface was always presented directly to the camera. This also created the familiar 'flickering' effect. Ultimately, this process yielded unsatisfactory results and animation was employed to enhance the brightness of the sabers. At this point, the artistic decision was made to assign different colors to the blades. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Retroreflectors are clearly visible in a pair of bicycle shoes. ... A regular white cats eye of the kind invented by Shaw, marking the middle of the road. ...


For The Empire Strikes Back, the lightsaber-blade props were simple white rods, and the glow effect was achieved entirely through a special kind of animation called rotoscoping, in which animation is drawn over live footage to maintain precision. In Empire of Dreams on the 2004 DVD release, Mark Hamill originally thought that the sabers would simply be post-production "cartoon" blades, but a real rod was necessary to have something to hit against in knowing where to stop a swinging sword. Movie poster Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back is the sequel to the first released Star Wars movie, and the second film released in the original trilogy. ... Rotoscoping is an animation technique in which animators trace over live-action film movement, frame by frame, for use in animated films. ... Mark Richard Hamill (born September 25, 1951) is an American actor. ...


For Return of the Jedi and the later movies, the hilts were machined from aluminum. In place of the glowing blade, carbon rods were used as blade reference during fight scenes. In the first two prequel films, they upgraded to resin "stunt" handles and aluminum tubes. Early on, the intense activity of recording these scenes revealed powdery flakes of debris against the green/bluescreen backdrops, a dust produced when the stunt blades slammed together. This was corrected by simply wrapping the stunt blades in color-coded construction paper. For the final film of the Star Wars saga, Revenge of the Sith, the aluminum was replaced by a carbon-fiber blend specifically manufactured for the production. These props had to be reinforced because during the early stages of these props' use, they would often snap from the impact when the actors used them to film combat sequences. The filming of one lightsaber sequence, such as the final Obi-wan/Anakin duel on Mustafar in Revenge of the Sith, could take several months because each actor had to memorize a complex sequence of 1000+ moves and execute them perfectly. Also in Revenge of the Sith when Anakin and Obi-wan are walking up the stairs to confront Dooku, you can see the shadow of one of their lightsabers on the floor. The same thing is seen in Return of the Jedi, after Luke lunges at Vader, and if you look at the floor, the prop blade's shadows can be seen. Movie poster Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, is a science fiction film that debuted in 1983, and re-released with changes in 1997 and 2004. ... Actresses Uma Thurman (right) and Vivica A. Fox performing a fight choreography Stage combat is a specialized technique in theatre designed to create the illusion of physical combat without causing harm to the performers. ... Construction paper or sugar paper, is a type of coarse colored paper typically available in large sheets. ... Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith is the third episode of the Star Wars film series (but the sixth film to be produced), to be released on Thursday, May 19, 2005. ... Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith is the third episode of the Star Wars film series (but the sixth film to be produced), to be released on Thursday, May 19, 2005. ... Movie poster Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, is a science fiction film that debuted in 1983, and re-released with changes in 1997 and 2004. ...


In the prequel movies, the blades were created digitally. In the 2004 DVD releases of the original trilogy, the blades were remastered to look more like they do in the prequel trilogy. However, Luke Skywalker's lightsaber on board the Millennium Falcon in A New Hope is for most of the scene not colored at all and remains white; although in a true special effects gaffe, in a short shot where it was colored, it was greenish rather than the blue color it had earlier in the movie (and in the next film). A similar instance can be seen in the same movie when Luke and the rest of our heroes are battling the stormtroopers on the Death Star as they are about to board the Millennium Falcon and make good their escape. As the blast doors to the landing bay are closing, Darth Vader is seen walking towards them, and his lightsaber appears white rather than red. The Millennium Falcon is a fictional spacecraft in the Star Wars universe commanded by smuggler Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and his Wookiee firstmate, Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew). ... This movie poster for Star Wars depicts many of the films important elements, such as Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, X-Wing and Y-Wing fighters Star Wars, retitled Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope in 1981 (see note at Title,) is the original (and in chronological... Special effects (also called SPFX or SFX) are used in the film, television, and entertainment industry to realize scenes that cannot be achieved by live action or normal means. ...


It is interesting to note that there is a visual inconsistency throughout the Star Wars saga in regard to the light the sabers themselves cast. Light is typically cast across the face of a digital character, such as Yoda in Episodes II and III. When a saber passes by a human figure, there is very little glow cast across the figure or face. An exception is that during the Dooku/Skywalker fight in Attack of the Clones, the actors shot close-ups while holding, essentially, neon tubes colored appropriately for their blades. This was not done to contradict anything previously stated but purely dramatic effect. A digital character is a relatively new concept to the world of film, while the earliest digital characters can be traced back to computer games. ... Film poster for Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (2002) is the fifth Star Wars science fiction movie released and the second part of the prequel trilogy which began with Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. ... Lighting neon lamp, two 220/230 volt and 110 V neon lamps and a screwdriver with neon lamp inside A neon lamp is a gas discharge lamp containing primarily neon gas at low pressure. ...


Creators of fan films have used various techniques for creating the coveted "lightsaber effect," most of which involve programs such as FXhome's EffectsLab (which includes many lightsaber or "lightsword" presets), Adobe After Effects, Adobe Photoshop, MainVision, The GIMP, LSMaker, crimsonfx (for Mac), or Blender. A fan film is a film or video inspired by a film, television program, comic book or a similar source, created by fans rather than by the sources copyright holders or creators. ... FXhome is a visual effects software developer registered in 2001 by graduates from the University of East Anglia. ... EffectsLab is a visual effects software developed by FXHome. ... Adobe After Effects is a digital motion graphics and compositing software published by Adobe Systems. ... Photoshop redirects here. ... Often, the name GIMP is used erroneously for the Gimp-Print printer driver set. ... Blender is a free software 3D animation program. ...


The characteristic sound is added later by the sound effects team, but Ewan McGregor mouthed his own lightsaber noises before being asked to "leave it to the professionals" when filming The Phantom Menace. Liam Neeson and Hayden Christensen did the same. The characteristic lightsaber sound is a combination of a film projector's idling motor and interference caused by a television on an unshielded audio cable. Sound effects or audio effects are artificially created or enhanced sounds, or sound processes used to emphasize artistic or other content of movies, video games, music, or other media. ... Ewan Gordon McGregor (born March 31, 1971; pronounced [1]) is a Scottish actor who has had significant success in mainstream, indie and art house films. ... Film poster for Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace is a 1999 film by George Lucas starring Liam Neeson, Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, and Jake Lloyd. ... William John Liam Neeson OBE (born June 7, 1952) is an Academy Award-nominated Irish actor. ... Hayden Christensen (born April 19, 1981) is a Canadian actor. ...


When the prequel trilogy began filming, George Lucas said that all Jedi would have blue, green, or similarly-colored lightsaber blades, not only to differentiate themselves from the Sith, but also to give them their own visual identity. Whenever there were flashes of blaster fire or explosions around, the color of a Jedi's lightsaber would shine through.


Arguably one of the most lusted-after props in film history, various toy replicas have been released, ranging from essentially a flashlight with a plastic tube attached, to accurate copies of the original film props, complete with motion-sensitive sound effects and colored blade. Toy lightsabers are consistently the best-selling of all Star Wars related merchandise. However, it appears the beam of pure energy boasted by the original lightsabers will remain fiction for some time to come. The History of film spans over a hundred years, from the latter part of the 19th Century to the beginning of the 21st. ... For the Parliament song, see Flash Light (song). ...


Theories on possible inspirations for the idea

The strongest inspiration for the lightsaber may be the "force-blade" from the Lucky Starr series of science fiction novels for young adults, originally published 1952-1958 by Isaac Asimov under the pen name "Paul French." The force-blade is described as: "The most vicious weapon in the Galaxy. Outwardly, it was merely a short shaft of stainless steel that was a little thicker than the haft of a knife but which could still be held nicely in the palm. Within it was a tiny motor that could generate an invisible nine-inch-long, razor-thin force-field that could cut through anything composed of ordinary matter. Armor was of no use against it, and since it could slice through bone as easily as through flesh, its stab was almost invariably fatal." In the documentary Empire of Dreams, George Lucas stated that the origin of the lightsaber stemmed from his desire to place swordfights similar to those in The Adventures of Robin Hood in the Star Wars films. The laser property was inspired simply by the need to make it futuristic (metal swords would feel out of place in futuristic setting that relied on lasers for its firearms). In fact, the first draft of The Star Wars names the weapons "laser-swords." Image File history File links Emblem-important. ... Lucky Starr is the hero of a series of books by Isaac Asimov, using the pen name Paul French. Intended for juveniles, the books were written in the middle of the Cold War and the series shows traces of this, both in educational intent and in the nature of the... The general term Young adult refers to different age groups based on context: In popular usage, young adult is a euphemism for an adolescent. ... Isaac Asimov (January 2?, 1920?[1] – April 6, 1992), pronounced , originally Исаак Озимов but now transcribed into Russian as Айзек Азимов [1], was a Russian-born American author and professor of biochemistry, a highly successful writer, best known for his works of science fiction and for his popular science books. ... A pen name or nom de plume is a pseudonym adopted by an author. ... The 630 foot (192 m) high, stainless-clad (type 304) Gateway Arch defines St. ... In general physics, a force field is a vector field representing the gradient of a potential. ... The Adventures of Robin Hood is an American film released in 1938 and directed by Michael Curtiz and William Keighley. ...


Inspiration for a "power sword" may have come from an episode of Lost in Space, called "The Challenge", in which The Ruler (played by Michael Ansara) proves his bravery, as much to his son Quano (played by Kurt Russell) as to the humans. He challenges Professor Robinson to a duel with what appears to be electrified épée, powered by a cumbersome battery pack attached to the belt. The sound made by the parrying blades was very reminiscent of the movies. More info For other uses, see Lost in Space (disambiguation). ... Michael Ansara (born April 15, 1922) is a stage, screen and voice actor. ... Kurt Vogel Russell (born March 17, 1951) is an American actor. ... An Épée fencer. ...


Larry Niven mentions a weapon called a "variable sword" in The Soft Weapon, one of the Known Space stories. The sword is a monomolecular filament held rigid by a forcefield, resulting in a weapon that could cut through nearly anything. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Known Space is the fictional setting of several science fiction novels and short stories written by author Larry Niven. ...


Lightsaber-like devices in other contexts

The compound term "lightsaber" has become a popular but informal Genericized trademark for any science-fiction energy blade or similar device. Originally, Lucas intended the weapon to be referred to as a "laser sword." An allusion to this was made in The Phantom Menace. Here, the young Anakin Skywalker remarks to Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn, "I saw your laser sword. Only a Jedi carries that kind of weapon." In the directors commentary for Revenge of the Sith George consistently refers to the weapon as a "laser sword," while the rest of those providing commentary call it a "lightsaber." A genericized trademark, generic trade mark, generic descriptor, or proprietary eponym, is a trademark or brand name which has become the colloquial or generic description for a particular class of product or service. ...


Toy lightsabers powered by a 9-volt battery have been constructed with a plastic electroluminescent lamp constructed with conductive materials zinc sulphide and indium tin oxide, with electrical circuitry screen-printed onto the plastic[3]. Electroluminescence is an optical phenomenon and electrical phenomenon where a material such as a natural blue diamond emits light when an electric current is passed through it. ... Zinc sulfide is a chemical compound with the formula ZnS. Zinc sulfide is a white to yellow colored powder or crystal. ... Indium tin oxide (ITO) is a mixture of indium(III) oxide (In2O3) and tin(IV) oxide (SnO2), typically 90% In2O3, 10% SnO2 by weight. ... Screen-printing, also known as silkscreening or serigraphy, is a printmaking technique that creates a sharp-edged single-color image using a stencil and a porous fabric. ...


The lightsabers are spoofed as the Schwartz Rings in Spaceballs. Bold text Spaceballs is a 1987 science fiction parody film co-written, directed by, and starring Mel Brooks. ...


The 1994 Transformers characters called the Laser Rods, a group hot rod cars that turn into sword wielding robots, carry "light sabers" according to their Hasbro biographies. The toys themselves come with clear plastic swords illuminated by a light emitting diode in the base. Transformers are fictional alien robots and the titular characters of a popular[1] Hasbro toy line and its spin-offs. ... The Laser Rods are a sub-group of Transformers toys released as part of their Generation 2 line. ...


In the 2001 Gamecube game Super Smash Brothers Melee, there is a weapon called a "Beamsword" that resembles a purple lightsaber, although it's shape is more katana like. Super Smash Bros. ...


In the 2006 Xbox 360 and PC Massive Multiplayer game Phantasy Star Universe, the "S" Rank double saber weapon, "Crea Doubles", appears to have astonishing similarities to Darth Maul's modified double bladed lightsaber/saberstaff, the only difference being that the ends of the blades or pointed instead of round, and it cannot be deactivated. Ironically, even though the weapon makes no official reference to the lightsaber in the game,the weapon description states that the blade is crafted after a "legendary photon weapon" possibly referring to the popularity of the weapon, and even makes similar noise to a lightsaber.


In the upcoming Nintendo Wii game, No More Heroes, the protagonist, (Travis Touchdown) wields a "beam katana" that he won on an internet auction. Though no information has been given that the beam katana is based on said lightsaber, it is an obvious nod to the series. No More Heroes ) is an upcoming video game being directed by Goichi Suda (aka Suda 51), developed by Grasshopper Manufacture, and published by Marvelous Interactive Inc. ...


References

  1. ^ Reynolds, D.W. and Luceno, J, Star Wars: The Complete Visual Dictionary, DK Publishing, 2006. ISBN 0-75-662238-7
  2. ^ Dark Side Sourcebook, Star Wars: The New Essential Chronology, Tales of the Jedi: The Fall of the Sith Empire, and Tales of the Jedi: The Golden Age of the Sith
  3. ^ The Electroluminescent Light Sabre. Nanotechnology News Archive. Azonano (June 2, 2005). Retrieved on 2007-08-29.

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See also

Lightsaber combat describes the fictional fighting styles employed by Jedi and Sith characters in the Star Wars multi-media franchise. ...

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Lightsaber - Wookieepedia, the Star Wars Wiki (7451 words)
Many lightsabers, such as that wielded by Zayne Carrick in 3,964 BBY, made use of a pressure sensor in the hilt's grip that deactivated the blade whenever it was released.
It came to be known as a "Sith lightsaber" because it was preferred by Sith and was possibly invented by Dark Lord of the Sith Exar Kun, whose lightsaber was both double-bladed and dual-phase.
Lightsabers possibly inspired the photon weaponry of the Phantasy star game series by Sega - the saber and brand weapons are nearly identical to green and blue lightsabers respectively - although the swords aren't the only weapons that display an energy edge as nearly all weapons are modeled as such.
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The Lightsaber cannot be weilded by everyone, though, it takes many years of skill and practice to master the art of the Lightsaber, and even then, few can even reach the ability to use the full potential of a Lightsaber.
A Lightsaber (also known as "laser swords") is a single blade of pure energy, distributes by a special device, which cannot be duplicated without an exact knowledge of a Lightsaber.
Darth Vader, though his Lightsaber was simpler than Darth Maul's, created a Lightsaber with several "Adegan" crystals (the crystals which determine the length, power, and strength of the blade), so that he could adjust his Lightsaber's length, and strength.
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